from Jeff Calden
This link is to a page on Common Sense Media that addresses frequently asked questions regarding parent concerns with all aspects of our kids being online. Social media, screen time, cyberbullying, internet safety, cells phones, etc. Some of the articles skew younger than high school ,but many of the links to articles are about high school age students or have an option to choose which age group you are asking about. This page links to literally hundreds of articles about many different topics in the area of parenting teens in the digital age. Definitely worth a look.
Schedule for the Week of February 5 – 9
|Monday||February 5||ERA||Early Release Day – Dismissal at 2:01 pm
Freshman Field Trip to UC Santa Cruz
|Tuesday||February 6||O||NAMI Mental Health Presentations in World History Classes
Cougar Club Mtg – 7:00 – Room E4
|Wednesday||February 7||E||NAMI Mental Health Presentations in World History Classes|
SLV Yearbook Sales: The SLVHS yearbook Sempervirens is currently on sale for $80 in Mr. Poetzinger’s room I-104. Send your student to purchase a book in Mr. Poetzinger’s classroom at brunch or lunch with check (made out to “San Lorenzo Valley High School”) or cash. You may also purchase a yearbook online at:
SLV Yearbook Senior Ads: The SLVHS yearbook Sempervirens is currently selling space in the yearbook for Senior parents to create senior dedication ads.
1/4 page ads = $50, 1/2 page ads = $80, Full page ads = $160. To design a Senior Ad, go to:
OR you may design an ad “scrapbook-style” by hand and send it in to Mr. Poetzinger’s room I-104 with a check made out to “San Lorenzo Valley High School.”
OR you may design an ad on your computer and e-mail it to Mr. Poetzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Volunteers Needed for SLVHS Financial Literacy Event
As we start off the Spring Semester, we are in preparation for an exciting event here at SLVHS for your Senior!
On Thursday, February 8th and Friday, February 9th, Bite of Reality will be happening. This is a hands-on financial simulator that teaches students about managing a budget, writing a check, credit cards and more to help prepare them for adult life.
In order to make this happen, we need parent volunteers for the event. Every Senior will be going through this experience and you will receive the training for your role. Each parent will be in charge of a station that students go to as they work through their budget and because of this, we need quite a few volunteers!
This event cannot happen without the volunteers! To Sign up, Click here, there are half-day and full day shifts available/ and if you can volunteer for more than one day, this would be great!
Superintendent will Present at Next Week’s Cougar Club Meeting
Next Tuesday, February 6, SLVUSD Superintendent Laurie Bruton will give an update on the State of the District at the Cougar Club meeting. All are invited. The meeting will be from 7-8:30 pm in room E4.”
Parents and Teachers as Allies: Thursday, Feb 15, 7:00 pm in SLVHS MPR
This one-hour presentation focuses on helping families and teachers better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses in adolescents and how best to intervene. It also covers the lived experience of mental illnesses and how schools can best communicate with families.”
For more information on the program, see:
FREE, no registration necessary.
SLVHS Photos of the Week
SLV Senior AVID students Nicole Fleck, Christina Giosso, and Emmeleia Ross visited the Elder Day Adult Health Care Center in Santa Cruz last week to deliver a copy of The Elder Day Times that they wrote after a previous visit, in which each young lady wrote about their experiences meeting and getting to know some of the people there. Thanks for being such amazing ambassadors of SLVHS and representing the best of who we are and what we do.
SLVHS student David Halberstadt will have his photos exhibited at a local fundraiser tonight from 6:00-9:00 pm at the First Friday Artwalk at the Outback Trading Company in Downtown Felton. Congratulations, David!
fashionTEENS – Local Fashion Design and Creation Competition
fashionTEENS will once again take place at the Civic Auditorium on April 20, 2018. This year, we are partnering with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to help support the program. Last year we gave away over $1000 in cash prizes to students. The 120 participating students came from 16 Middle and High Schools in Santa Cruz County.
Fashion Teen Website: https://
Fashion Teen Application: Fashion Teen Application
Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process at San Lorenzo Valley High School. A student who is absent from class misses a significant portion of academic discussion and personal interaction with other students and the teacher. Illnesses are unavoidable, but appointments, vacations and day trips during school should be avoided. As the first semester ends and we start fresh with semester two, please take a look at school attendance policies that need to be followed. Thanks.
California Education Code recognizes only the following reasons as excused absences: personal illness; religious holidays; medical or dental services; serious family emergencies; and/or school suspension. All other absences will be recorded as unexcused.
To clear an absence, call the Attendance Line at 335-3646
Please leave the following information when you call:
First and last name of the student
Date and period of the absence(s)
The specific reason for the absence
Phone number where the parent can be reached
Failure to clear absences will result in consequences including detention, loss of privileges (dances, sports contests) and possible truancy actions.
California’s New Accountability System
The California School Dashboard (http://www.caschooldashboard.
Teacher Support for Students After School and Lunch
The Departments at SLVHS offer After School and Lunchtime support to students who are struggling and/or need to makeup work.
Teachers will assign students to get support for success. Students may also ask their teachers to come to get help.
Please help us to support your child’s academic success by having them attend when assigned.
The link to the schedule is below:
SLV Foundation for Education is Raising Money for our Schools
San Lorenzo Valley Foundation for Education is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We provide an easy way to support a broad or specific tax deductible donation to the SLV schools and clubs, including Charter and Homeschool groups. One can donate directly to any of the groups listed below, without needing to buy or sell products. For more information or to donate, please visit slvfoundation.org
*High School Cougar Club *Drama Boosters *Music Boosters *High School Stadium Lights
This is a reminder that San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District policy, as set by the Board of Trustees, declares that we are a fragrant-neutral district. As we begin to have our drama performances and other site-based activities and meetings, please take care to follow the policies below for the sake of the students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents.
The SLVUSD Board of Trustees adopted a California School Board Association policy to make all district classrooms and offices fragrant neutral. SLVHS has parents, students, and community members with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances. Please take care to follow the policy while on campus.
Staff and students shall refrain from bringing furred or feathered animals, stuffed toys that may collect dust mites, scented candles, incense or air fresheners and from using perfume or cologne, scented hair spray, nail polish or nail polish remover that are not fragrance-free in classrooms or other enclosed areas or buildings.
Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV High School students and parents:
SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Phone: (831) 335-4425
Fax: (831) 335-1531
Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646
Congratulations to our SLV High School Student of the Week